Biocontrol, new questions for Ecotoxicology?

  title={Biocontrol, new questions for Ecotoxicology?},
  author={Marcel Amichot and Pierre Benoit Joly and Fabrice Martin-Laurent and David Siaussat and Anne-violette Lavoir},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  • M. Amichot, P. Joly, A. Lavoir
  • Published 10 October 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Evaluation of plant protection efficacy in field conditions and side effects of Lysobacter capsici AZ78, a biocontrol agent of Plasmopara viticola
New insights are provided into the characterisation of the biocontrol agent AZ78 showing that this bacterium has the potential to be further developed as a commercial biopesticide.
Pollution impacts on water bugs (Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha): state of the art and their biomonitoring potential
The effects of chemical pesticides, microorganism-derived pesticides, insecticides of plant origin, heavy metals, eutrophication, salinisation and light pollution which are summarised for the first time are reviewed and evaluated.
From Strain Characterization to Field Authorization: Highlights on Bacillus velezensis Strain B25 Beneficial Properties for Plants and Its Activities on Phytopathogenic Fungi
The findings combined to the fact that B25 demonstrated good properties for industrialization of the production and an environmental-friendly profile, led to its commercialization under market authorization since 2018 in several biostimulant preparations and opened its potential use as a biocontrol agent.
On-Farm Trials Reveal Significant but Uncertain Control of Botrytis cinerea by Aureobasidium pullulans and Potassium Bicarbonate in Organic Grapevines
Assessment of the efficacy of two commercial biopesticides, based on potassium bicarbonate and Aureobasidium pullulans, in reducing the incidence of gray mold in organic vineyards in Southwestern France confirms that potassium bICarbonate is an interesting biopeland, but the amount of uncertainty points to the need for further research.
The fate of biocontrol agents under the European phytopharmaceutical regulation: how this regulation hinders the approval of botanicals as new active substances
This study clearly reveals the present weaknesses and loopholes in the European PPP regulation process and should allow designing a novel and innovative framework enabling the development of future plant protection products according to the sustainable use of pesticides.
Editorial: Microbial Ecotoxicology
Rethinking Biorational Insecticides for the Pest Management: Unintended Effects and Consequences.
The risks associated with biorational compounds need to be revisited and the outcomes of such inquiry could be decisive for their future use in pest management programs.
Impact of Leptospermone, a Natural β-Triketone Herbicide, on the Fungal Composition and Diversity of Two Arable Soils
It was showed that leptospermone has an impact on α- and β-diversity of the fungal community and underlines the possible interest of microbial endpoints for environmental risk assessment of biopesticide.


Population-level effects of spinosad and Bacillus thuringiensisisraelensis in Daphnia pulex and Daphnia magna: comparison of laboratory and field microcosm exposure conditions
The present study uses a life table response approach to assess population-level effects of two insecticides used against mosquito larvae, spinosad and Bacillus thuringiensis var.
Peptide toxins that selectively target insect NaV and CaV channels
This review focuses on insect-selective peptide toxins and their utility for the study of insect NaV and CaV channels and it might be possible to exploit the phyletic specificity of these toxins as the basis for rational development of novel classes of ion channel insecticides.
Host range of the potential biopesticide Pea Albumin 1b (PA1b) is limited to insects.
Side effects of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki on the hymenopterous parasitic wasp Trichogramma chilonis
This work studied the potential side effects of B. thuringiensis var.